Ngarava, Burl corner Tuskers

KWEKWE - Youthful Rising Stars’ steady rise continued here yesterday after they dismissed an experienced Matabeleland Tuskers for 154 inside 59 overs during the second day of their Logan Cup match.

Batsmen Eddie Byrom (78) and Taffy Mupariwa (14) complemented their bowlers with an unbroken 52-run partnership to ensure a 232-run lead with nine wickets in hand when play resumes on day three this morning.

With the first innings lead, Rising Stars bagged their first point of this Logan Cup campaign and are also on course to winning their maiden four-day match since making their debut at the start of this month.

Tinashe Kamunhukamwe was the only casualty for Rising Stars in their second innings yesterday after he was given out LBW while attempting to sweep a delivery from Tuskers’ left arm spinner Ainsley Ndlovu in the 24th over to bring to an end the 87-run first wicket partnership with Byrom.

Earlier on, pace bowler Richard Ngarava rattled through the Tuskers’ top order after claiming the first four of wickets while spinner Burl wiped out the tail as the pace and spin combination did the damage much to the satisfaction of head coach Stuart Matsikenyeri.

Ngarava started the onslaught on the first ball of the 14th over when he had opener Mduduzi Fuzwayo (2) caught by his captain Tarisai Musakanda and two deliveries later he had Brian Chari (22) caught behind by wicketkeeper Tafadzwa Tsiga.

Ngarava would make it three wickets in the same over from the successive delivery when he clean bowled Tuskers’ captain Richmond Mutumbami for a golden duck to leave the Bulawayo side reeling on 29 for 3 inside 14.4 overs. The 2015 Bangladesh U19 World Cup Zimbabwe representative grabbed his fourth wicket on the trot on the first ball of his next over when he had Sean Handirisi caught by Musakanda for a three-ball duck.

Charles Kunje soaked up pressure from the Rising Stars bowlers to end the innings unbeaten on 64 after Burl’s late show saw the spinner cleaning Tuskers’ last three wickets.

Burl clean bowled Thabo Mboyi for 15 runs, had John Nyumbu (5) caught by Musakanda and Ndlovu his last victim was also caught by Ngarava for four runs.

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